One of many consultations run by the Scottish Government.
A national approach to anti-bullying for Scotland’s children and young people
This paper has been developed by the Scottish Anti-Bullying Steering Group and includes a draft vision, aims and a proposed approach to anti-bullying for Scotland’s children and young people. It summarises very broadly what is being done at a national level in Scotland to prevent and tackle bullying. Beyond this a whole range of local and issue based activity takes place. We acknowledge that bullying occurs in adult life; however this approach focuses on children and young people. This consultation seeks views so that areas for development and improvement can be identified. In particular, it provides an opportunity to seek the views of other agencies and professionals working with children and young people on a national vision, aims and approach to anti-bullying in Scotland and to consider:
* contributions at all levels to this approach;
* strengths and gaps
* what more needs to be done in the future at national and local levels
* how we can all contribute to this
* the role of the SABS in overseeing and co-ordinating this.
This consultation is scheduled to run from November 17, 2009 through February 26, 2010.
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